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Table 7 Mediation analysis

From: Couple’s Satisfaction among Lebanese adults: validation of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and Couple Satisfaction Index-4 scales, association with attachment styles and mediating role of alexithymia

  Effect of attachment style on alexithymia Effect of attachment style and alexithymia on couple satisfaction index Effect of attachment style on couple satisfaction index Mediating effect of alexithymia
Beta 95% BCa CI t p Beta 95% BCa CI   t p Beta 95% BCa CI t p
Model 1: Attachment style, alexithymia and couple satisfaction index
Secure − 0.94 − 1.46 − 0.42 − 3.53 < 0.001 0.56 0.25 0.86 3.57 < 0.001 0.66 0.36 0.97 4.24 < 0.001 19.19%
Alexithymia       − 0.11 − 0.17 − 0.06 − 4.11 < 0.001       
Preoccupied 0.99 0.45 1.54 3.57 < 0.001 − 0.37 − 0.69 − 0.04 − 2.22 0.026 − 0.47 − 0.79 − 0.15 − 2.85 0.004 27.80%
Alexithymia       − 0.10 − 0.16 − 0.05 − 3.69 < 0.001       
Fearful 0.86 0.34 1.38 3.23 0.001 − 0.07 − 0.38 0.24 − 0.44 0.661 − 0.17 − 0.48 0.14 − 1.06 0.290
Alexithymia       − 0.11 − 0.17 − 0.06 − 4.11 < 0.001       
Dismissing 0.41 − 0.09 0.91 1.60 0.111 − 0.26 − 0.55 0.03 − 1.75 0.08 − 0.30 − 0.60 − 0.01 − 2.03 0.043 17.32%
Alexithymia       − 0.11 − 0.17 − 0.06 − 3.97 < 0.001       
  1. Numbers in bold indicate significant p-values